I find it very difficult to believe that John McCain would want to make my dreams come true by picking Joe Lieberman as his Vice Presidential running mate. But this article in the Politico and this column by Robert Novak seem like warning flares that tells some GOPers are worried he might.
Late Update: TPM Reader YF adds this …
Hilarious. Just now on PBS David Brooks told us that the OBVIOUS answer to the Dems successful mantra of McCain = Bush is for McCain to choose as his VP, get this, Joe Lieberman. This seems to me a clasic example of beltway insiderdom. David, who thinks the McCain currently running is the same guy he knew in 2000, thinks it would be great if he partnered with the Lieberman he knew in 2000. THAT would have been a game changer but David seems genuinely oblivious to the fact that Lieberman is now seen as George Bush without the intellectual complexity.
Personally I hope he DOES choose Lieberman. If they win they’ll start bombing Iran in February but at least ONE person can tell John if they are bombing Sunni or Shia.
Best moment tonight was Biden’s “keep your enemies closer” embrace in which he proclaimed McCain his true friend- “a lot of people say this, i mean it”- and then proceeded to refer to him as “John” multiple times as he tore him limb from limb. Gorgeous political jujitsu. Just what the doctor ordered, and has the benefit of being true.
Late Update: Here’s what YF was referring to (scroll down to “Pressure on McCain”).